Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist for Autobiography/Memoirs (2009)

Editor’s Choice award and Rising Star Designation and is now part of Barnes & Noble’s Special Collections, “Catch A Rising Star”, a page dedicated to finding Up-And-Coming Authors.


"...Her story is unforgettable." -Kathleen Daley for the Star-Ledger


"Bauer’s yearning to understand her past the journey of her search and the resulting complexities make for captivating storytelling..... Bauer is able to make a personal narrative feel like a universal truth." ForeWord Review

Monday, November 28, 2016

#flipthescript 13: Healing & Hope for an Adoptee

This week I am featured on Lori Lavender Luz's adoption blog: flipthescript series, where she again talks about my memoir along with some recent legal updates concerning the upcoming date in January, 2017 where adult adoptees born in New Jersey can have access to their original birth certificates. Original birth certificates in the state of New Jersey are currently still under lock and key. Click here to read and go to Lori's page.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Adult Adoptees in NJ will have access to their original Birth Certificates in January 2017!

It's finally going to happen for adult adopted individuals in New Jersey-access to our very own original birth certificate.  Even though I am in reunion with both my birth mother and birth father for over twenty years, I still do not have the legal right to view or access my own original certificates that pertain to me-my life, my own birth. That is until this January!
Although I haven't been the biggest fan of Governor Chris Christie, I will say thank you from the bottom of my heart to him and the NJ state legislature for passing this bill. I am deeply grateful to them for allowing adult adopted individuals to have the right and the dignity to obtain their own personal records.

For those adopted in NJ here is where to go to access your own original birth certificate:

http://nj-care.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/reg-41-newjersey-original-birth-certificate-application.pdf

Once you downloaded and filled out the form, mail to:


Office of Vital Statistics and Registry
Adoption Request Unit
PO Box 370
Trenton, NJ 08625-0370
You need to include two additional things:
Thank you New Jersey!!!!!